News Headlines for Current School Year

FWCS Launches Door-to-Door Campaign this Week (Monday, July 21, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools staff members will be visiting homes throughout the district this week reminding families of the upcoming registration dates.

Families can register for the 2014-15 school year from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, and from noon-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4. All registrations take place at the school the student w (read full article)


FWCS to Offer Early College at North Side, Wayne High Schools (Tuesday, June 24, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will offer the Early College program at North Side and Wayne high schools beginning in the 2014-15 school year. FWCS will partner with Vincennes University for the program at North Side and Ivy Tech Community College for the program at Wayne.

The Early College program allows students starting in their freshma (read full article)


Transportation Director Appointed (Tuesday, June 24, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 23, approved hiring Frank Jackson as the new Director of Transportation.

Jackson joined FWCS in 1991 as the Manager of Student Conduct and Security in the Student Services Department in which he coordinated drug free programs, such as D.A.R.E. In 1994, he moved to (read full article)


FWCS Buses Getting Greener with IDEM Grant (Tuesday, June 17, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ buses will emit fewer pollutants after a $314,108 grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management paid for the installation of diesel particulate filters on 24 older model buses and the equipment to clean the filters as needed.

Each day, FWCS buses transport about two-thirds of the distri (read full article)


FWCS to Provide No-Cost Meals to Elementary, Middle School Families (Tuesday, June 10, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved a plan to provide meals at no cost to elementary and middle school students beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

The new benefit is available to families as part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the National Sc (read full article)


HR Director, Principal Changes, Snider AD Announced (Tuesday, June 10, 2014)

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, June 9, approved the following administrative appointments:

Kathy Carr, Director of Human Resources Kathy Carr joined FWCS in 1981 as a special education teacher at Holland Elementary. Over the next 11 years, she worked as a teacher at Holland as w (read full article)


FWCS Celebrates Graduates (Monday, June 9, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement Friday and Saturday for the nearly 2,000 members of the Class of 2014.

The members of the Class of 2014 leave their high schools with varied future plans. Some will pursue higher education at colleges such as Indiana University, Purdue University, Emory University, Duke University, (read full article)


FWCS Adopts New School Year Schedule Beginning in 2015-16 (Wednesday, June 4, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools has adopted a new school year schedule that will allow first semester to end before winter break and the school year to end before the end of May and sometimes before Memorial Day, barring weather cancellations.

The changes will go into effect with the 2015-16 school year. The calendar for the 2014-15 school (read full article)


Adult ELL Students Celebrated at Anthis (Monday, June 2, 2014)

The accomplishments of more than 200 adult students learning English as a new language will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, in the auditorium at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.

The students come from more than 40 countries, and many will dress in their native dress for the ceremony. The stage will be decorated with f (read full article)


Title I Pre-K Programs Earn NAEYC Accreditation (Monday, June 2, 2014)

Pre-kindergarten programs at Forest Park, Franke Park, Harrison Hill and Indian Village elementary schools have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Maplewood and Northcrest elementary schools, which have been accredited since 2009, received re-accreditation.

“This designat (read full article)


FWCS Summer Meal Program Begins Monday (Monday, June 2, 2014)

Fort Wayne Community Schools will again sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSPC) providing free meals to all children ages 18 and younger and to adults who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.

The meal program was created to serve nutritious meals to children wh (read full article)